Police issue warning after Knutsford resident scammed out of £12,000 | Knutsford Times

Police issue warning after Knutsford resident scammed out of £12,000

By on January 5, 2019
Knutsford Police have issued a crime prevention notice to help stop people from becoming fraud victims.
Last month a Knutsford resident was scammed out of £12,000 following a phone call from someone claiming that they were from a fraud team at their bank.
A police spokesman said: “The victim received a phone call from someone stating they were from the bank fraud team. They then asked the victim to transfer £7,000 into a safe account due to fraudulent activity on their account. The victim therefore did a bank transfer into the ‘safe account’; this then happened again the next day, where another £5,000 was transferred.”

For crime prevention advice regarding fraud visit actionfraud.police.uk/individual-protection

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